We live in a world where information is constantly being collected, stored and shared to enable business to be done. Keeping that information safe is one of the great challenges for any organisation. Policies are an essential element of that requirement, protecting information from disclosure, unauthorised access, loss, corruption and interference. Organisations that fail to implement suitable policies face business, reputational and legal risks.
There are three components to information security, often summarised as C.I.A.:
Since our business launched, we’ve helped to develop and deliver thousands of different IT policies across multiple sectors. Through that work, we’ve created a library of policies and protocols that cover the vast majority of business requirements. The content is written in plain English and aligned with international standards and best practise. That means that when we work with a new client, most of our effort goes towards identifying the appropriate documents for that business and then customising them so they are an ideal fit. This is much faster than writing such documents from scratch, and it saves our clients a lot of money as well.
A copied best practice manual is unlikely to correlate closely with how your business operates. As a result, your policies will not be meaningful, won’t clearly show how they align with standards or best practise, and are likely to be ignored.
There are important differences.